Founders Red's Rye IPA | Founders Brewing Company

5,224 Ratings
Founders Red's Rye IPAFounders Red's Rye IPA

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

Style: Rye Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with four varieties of Belgian caramel malts and 100% Amarillo hops.
70 IBU

Formerly called "Founders Red's Rye PA"

Added by Todd on 02-22-2004

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4.56/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Dogfish Head Signature glass.

A - Pours a ruddy orangish brown with about a finger's worth of tan head. Pretty good retention, and you can you see a lot of carbonation gathering around the edges of the glass. Lacing is very nice as well, with thin wisps of foam sticking all over.

S - A heaping dose of spice and malts flood the nose immediately, much more than the hops at first. Caramel malts and toffee straight away. Earthy rye spice with a touch of bitterness. The finish has a nice amount of bitter, grapefruit hops that last long afterward.

T - Unlike the somewhat fragmented aroma, the taste consolidates all the individual characteristics together without muddling them. Overall, it's fairly bitter, but it has a nice transition from caramel and sweeter malts, to a gritty rye spice, to the citrus hops. Finish is spicy and bitter.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with good carbonation. A bit heavy at times but bursting with flavor, if not a touch bitter.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. Smooth drinking and a nice flavor, but the bitterness tends to overshadow the tastier parts of this beer and tends to imbalance it a little. I feel the rye is well-integrated as well and adds a nice kick to the pale side of this beer.

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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Founders Red's Rye IPA from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 5,224 ratings.
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